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Team Selections for 2024 / 2025

June 18, 2024

Canadian National Snowboard Team Ready to Dominate ON the World Stage for the 2024/2025 Season


Canada is thrilled to unveil its National Snowboard Team roster for the 2024/25 season, featuring a lineup of world-class athletes. With eyes set on the FIS World Cup season, including Canada Snowboard’s highly anticipated Shred The North series of World Cups on home soil, as well as premier competitions like the X Games and Dew Tour, our athletes are ready to showcase their exceptional talent and determination. This season also marks the critical start of the Paralympic/Olympic qualification process, adding an extra layer of excitement and urgency to every performance.

The Team Para: Unstoppable Determination

The Para Team, led by Tyler Turner, who defended his Crystal Globe title in Para Snowboard Cross, is ready for another triumphant season. Turner’s two World Championship titles set the bar high for the team. Sandrine Hamel returns after backing up a bronze medal performance with back-to-back 4th place finishes at the Welcome to Paradise Para World Cup at Big White, BC, whilst X Games medalist and 2021 World Para Snowboard Championship gold medalist Alex Massie remains a powerhouse on the track.

The Para Team this year welcomes Chase Jacob Nicklin and Philippe Nadreau to the NextGen team, both who have found success on the Continental Cup tour and are eager to transfer their skills to the World Cup stage.

Para snowboarders will compete in a series of designated Paralympic qualifying World Cup events determining their selection fate. These athletes not only showcase incredible skill and determination but also serve as inspirations, demonstrating the true



Off the back of the best-ever Snowboard Cross season on record, Éliot Grondin continues to dominate the sport, including his double victory at the Bataille Royale Snowboard Cross World Cup on home soil. His exceptional season, highlighted by 10 World Cup podiums, including 7 victories, has earned him his first career Crystal Globe. This remarkable achievement marked a significant milestone in Canadian Snowboard Cross history, as Éliot becomes the third Canadian male to bring home the Crystal Globe; joining the ranks or Jasey-Jay Anderson who won the Snowboardcross Crystal Globe in 2001, 2002 and 2006, and Drew Neilson who took home the Crystal Globe in 2007. 

He is joined by 2022 double Olympic Bronze Medallist Meryeta O’Dine and Evan Bichon who is fresh off a personal best ‘Big Final’ 4th place finish at the Bataille Royale World Cup. The skillful; Liam Moffatt, having earned several top-eight finishes, including his career first 4th place this past season, will help to maintain Canada's strong presence on the World Cup circuit.

Audrey McManiman and James Savard-Ferguson are poised to return to the World Cup tour following injuries. McManiman, a seasoned competitor on the Snowboard Cross track, is eager to add more results to her growing list of accolades. Savard-Ferguson, a relative newcomer to the team, is set to rejoin the squad in his final year as a FIS junior and make his mark on the competitive stage. 

Developing talents Colby Graham and Tristan Bell show great promise, while newcomer Hannah Turkington, who excelled at the recent Youth Olympics, is poised for future success. The Snowboard Cross athletes must navigate a series of high-stakes races, where consistency, speed, and strategy are key to their overall ranking and Olympic qualification.



The Alpine National Team is known for their precision and unwavering determination. Multiple World Cup medalist, Megan Farrell, returns alongside 2023 World Champion medalist, Arnaud Gaudet, whilst Ben Heldman’s strong presence on the World Cup circuit sets the stage for a thrilling return for the Alpine PGS World Cup this season, launching in Val Saint-Come in Quebec.

They are joined by Kaylie Buck who had a strong season on the World Cup, including a career first finals appearance in PGS, and newcomer and back-to-back Junior World Champion, Aurelie Moisan who is fresh off claiming double gold at the Junior World Championships.

The NextGen team showcases commitment and progression in Michael Nazwaski, Jamie Behan, and Justin Carpentier, who are joined by debutant Luis Freeman.

These athletes must excel in consistency, precision and speed as they compete in a series of qualifying events which will determine their Olympic eligibility. The competition is fierce and only the highest performers will earn a spot on the Olympic team.

Slopestyle: A Showcase of Elite Talent

Our Slopestyle team had a truly outstanding season, led by Ontario’s Liam Brearley, the first Canadian ever to claim a Slopestyle Crystal Globe. Brearley's 2023/2024 season marked several significant achievements including Dew Tour Men’s Snowboard Street Style, the LAAX Open 2024, Silvaplana WC Slopestyle  and X Games Knuckle Huck! He is joined by a powerhouse squad, blending seasoned champions with rising stars.

Mark McMorris, a dominant figure in slopestyle, big air and the backcountry, boasts a record 22 X Games medals, Natural Selection titles and three Olympic medals. Known for his technical prowess and innovation, McMorris overcame serious injuries to maintain his elite status, inspiring many with his remarkable comebacks and continues to push the boundaries of the sport.

Laurie Blouin, a silver medalist at the 2018 Winter Olympics and boasting multiple X Games medals, is celebrated for her consistent performances and fearless approach to challenging courses. 2022 Style Experience medalists  Jasmine Baird and Nic Laframboise return alongside rising stars Truth Smith,  Emeraude Maheux and Juliette Pelchat who have shown tremendous potential.

Meanwhile owning 5 X Games medals (may have had one stolen at the F1 but he still can count it)  and a Snow Rodeo WC Slopestyle victory, Darcy Sharpe brings a mix of experience and innovation to the team and Cam Spalding fresh off his LAAX podium will be looking to step it up again this season. Francis Jobin's technical prowess was once again on show in 2023/24 and with himself and Spalding finishing in the top 10 for the overall FIS slopestyle world cup rankings, Canada looks set to be a force to be reckoned with once again this winter.

Eli Bouchard, joining the team after earning two medals at the Gangwon Youth Olympics, is a promising young talent.

We wish luck to both Jacob Legault and Finn Finestone who are following in the footsteps of past alumni like Michael Ciccarelli, Tyler Nicholson, and Charles Reid who are transitioning from the team and competition to filming projects in the backcountry and on rails. We look forward to seeing what projects these two can create and you can follow along as well: @finnfinestone & @jakessterr

Our Slopestyle athletes will participate in a series of designated Olympic qualifying events, where each performance will be critical as they accumulate points towards securing their spot on Team Canada for the upcoming Winter Olympics. The selection criteria will be published prior to the season ahead but will be based on major event competition results including: FIS World Cups, 2025 FIS World Championships and other elite level events like the X-Games.

Halfpipe: Soaring to New Heights

Our Halfpipe team features top athletes ready to take their skills to new heights. World number 12 Brooke D’Hondt, coming off a career-best season, is poised for further success. Liam Gill returns, following his debut finals appearance at the 2024 LAAX Open and the 2023 OLY Legacy Award winner for his inspirational ‘Liam & Friends’ event supporting underprivileged Indigenous youth, and leads the men’s team.

Elizabeth Hosking, from Longueuil, QC, is back riding after last season’s injury rehab and is celebrated for her technical prowess and fearless approach. Hosking is joined on the team this year for the first time by Calgary’s Ryan Vo and Felicity Geremia from the Riders on Board program.

"We have watched both Felicity and Ryan grow up in our club for over a decade. We are proud of their accomplishments and congratulate them as they have earned their spots on the Canadian National Halfpipe Team! Show up, work hard and have fun. These two are always the first to arrive and the last to leave. The future is bright. We are very stoked to keep watching their journey and continue to provide a successful pathway for younger athletes to follow their trail!" [Riders On Board]

The Halfpipe team's road to Olympic qualification is equally intense. Athletes must consistently perform at their best in a series of high-stakes events, with their cumulative scores determining their Olympic eligibility. Each run tests their agility, creativity, and technical execution, with the goal of securing a spot on Team Canada.


The journey to the Winter Paralympics/Olympics is a rigorous and demanding process. Athletes must compete in numerous events to accumulate results and points that contribute to their overall ranking. The Canadian National Team follows selection criteria that emphasize consistency, technical excellence, and competitive results across designated qualifying events. Each discipline has its own set of criteria and requirements, but the common goal remains: to secure a place on Team Canada and represent the country at the highest level of competition while pursuing podium performances.

Community and Support

The support from fans, families, and the broader snowboarding community is invaluable. The energy and enthusiasm of Canadian supporters fuel our athletes' drive to excel. Local communities play a significant role in fostering young talent and providing the foundation for future champions.

Looking Ahead

As the Canadian National Snowboard Team embarks on this exciting season, the focus remains on excellence, perseverance, and the pursuit of greatness. Each athlete, from seasoned veterans to promising newcomers, embodies the spirit of determination and the quest for Paralympic/Olympic glory. The journey ahead is filled with challenges, but with their unparalleled skill and unwavering commitment, our snowboarders are ready to rise to the occasion.

Stay tuned as we embark on this exhilarating journey, showcasing the very best of Canadian snowboarding talent.  


Arnaud Gaudet Montcalm, QC
Ben Heldman Toronto, ON
Megan Farrell Richmond Hill, ON
Kaylie Buck Oakville, ON
Aurelie Moisan Baie d'Urfe, QC
Michael Nazwaski Toronto, ON
Jamie Behan Toronto, ON
Justin Carpentier Montreal, QC
Luis Freeman Toronto, ON


Éliot Grondin   St-Marie de Beauce, QC
Liam Moffatt Truro, NS
Evan Bichon Mackenzie, BC
Meryeta O'Dine Prince George, BC
Audrey McManiman St-Ambroise-de-Kildare, QC
Colby Graham Prince George, BC
Tristan Bell Gatineau, QC
James Savard-Ferguson Baie-St-Paul, QC
Hannah Turkington Whistler, BC


Alex Massie Barrie, ON
Tyler Turner Calgary, AB
Sandrine Hamel Montreal, QC
Chase Jacob Nicklin Port Alberni, BC
Philippe Nadreau Terrebonne, QC


Mark McMorris Regina, SK
Darcy Sharpe Comox Valley, BC
Francis Jobin Lac Beauport, QC
Liam Brearley Gravenhurst, ON
Cameron Spalding Havelock, ON
Nicolas Laframboise St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC
Laurie Blouin Quebec, QC
Jasmine Baird Georgetown, ON
Truth Smith Whistler, BC
Juliette Pelchat Whistler, BC
Emeraude Maheux St Faustin Lac Carre, QC
Eli Bouchard Lac Beauport, QC


Liam Gill Calgary, AB
Elizabeth Hosking Longueuil, QC
Brooke D'Hondt

Calgary, AB

Ryan Vo Calgary, AB
Felicity Geremia Calgary, AB


AAP Provisional Nominations

Canada Snowboard, in accordance with its Carding Nomination Criteria for the Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program for the 2024-25 Carding Cycle, would like to identify the athletes below who will be recommended for nominations.  

The purpose of this preliminary list of nominations is to provide athletes with a review period of seven days before the names of the athletes who are eligible to be nominated for carding support will be submitted to Sport Canada for final approval.  

Sport Canada will review all nominations submitted by Canada Snowboard in accordance with the Athlete Assistance Program policies and the Canada Snowboard Carding Nomination Criteria for the Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program.  

* Any person wishing to appeal a selection decision must do so in accordance with the Canada Snowboard Appeals Policy, which is available on the Canada Snowboard website at: https://www.canadasnowboard.ca/files/Canada_Snowboard_Appeals_Policy_EN.pdf

The deadline for appeals of the selections listed in this announcement is Thursday, June 27th, 5:00 pm PST.

A notice of appeal, as described in the Appeals Policy, must be sent directly to the Independent Third-Party Ombudsman (Brian Ward) fnsrfcbeg_jjqef@cevzhf.pn and please cc:

Tyler Ashbee (Park & Pipe) glyre@pnanqnfabjobneq.pn or Kim Krahulec (Speed) xvz.xenuhyrp@pnanqnfabjobneq.pn

For further information, contact:

High-Performance Director – Park & Pipe
Canada Snowboard


High-Performance Director - Speed
Canada Snowboard